Custom ROMs are the means through which many people nowadays, especially more advanced users, get the newest Android releases on their devices. For instance Android 4.4 KitKat was delivered when the new Nexus 5 was recently launched. That is why there are developers like Omni who work really hard in order for us to have access to the latest releases. In the case of OmniROM, they have released Android 4.4 KitKat nightlies for 21 devices, nine of them being Samsung models. You can find the download links for each device at the end of the article When they release such ROMs for so many devices, it is no wonder that they are gaining more and more popularity among certain groups of Android fans and more importantly, advanced users. Furthermore, they are experienced developers in the OmniROM team such as Chainfire or Xplodwild, who seek the creation of a stable ROM. This is all the more obvious since they actively encourage bug reports even on the OmniROM nightlies that they currently put out. They try and offer features that are not available on stock or AOSP versions. Certain added features can be found in OmniROM, such as quick settings that can be flipped, multi-workspace modes and others. The guys have also tried to fit the Android 4.4 version with new features, like a more discreet call notification or virtual stereo widening. So if this has captured your attention and you have one of the devices receiving nightlies, click on its specific download link and get the latest version. How to install it: Using a Custom Recovery on a rooted device. You can find the official Xda thread for each phone for more details.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool